Striking cargo handling results in Klaipėda Port

2011 06 13
Striking cargo handling results in Klaipėda Port
Striking cargo handling results in Klaipėda Port
May of 2011
In May of 2011 Klaipėda Port climbed to a new cargo handling record of a month throughout the total history of the Port. The seaborn cargo handling capacity reached up to 3,19 million tons in May, i.e. more by 22,5 percent than in May of 2010 (in January of 2011 the Port handled 3,175 million tons of cargo). In May of 2011 the container handling turnover per month for the first time throughout the history of the Port exceeded the limit of 40 thousand TEU. The containerised cargo handling turnover reached 46 596 TEU in May of 2011. This rate already for the third time has hit the record of container handling (TEU) throughout the first five months of this year.
Cargo handling in May of 2010 and 2011 in tons
Cargo
Volumes
Change in percent.
05 of 2010
05 of 2011
In total
2 602 777,2
3 188 389,0
+22,5
Liquefied cargoes
865 055,4
978 409,4
+13,1
Dry and bulk cargoes
901 237,9
1 199 261,0
+33,1
General cargoes
836 483,9
1 010 718,5
+20,8
Ships
586
539
-8,0
Passengers, including
34 664
30 572
-11,8
Cruise vessel passengers
6 811
3 659
-46,3
Būtingės terminal
705 019,0
795 754,8
+12,9
Cargoes constituting 87,7 percent (May of 2011) of overall cargo turnover in Klaipėda Port
Fertilizers
628 826,0
1 054 107,8
+67,6
Oil products
834 258,9
854 615,4
+2,4
Containerised cargo
305 447,5
459 452,9
+50,4
Containerised cargo (TEU)
26 551
46 596
+75,5
Ro-ro cargo
376 214,0
426 848,4
+13,5
Ro-ro cargo (units)
19 669
22 603
+14,9
According to cargo groups in May:
Dry and bulk cargoes increased by    +33,1 pct., totally 1 199,3 thousand tons were handled.
General cargoes increased by            +20,8 pct., totally 1 010,7 thousand tons were handled.
Liquefied cargoes increased by          +13,1 pct., totally 978,4 thousand tons were handled.
thousand tons of Ro-Ro cargo,i.e. more by13,5 percent, or by 50,6 thousand tons comparing with thecorresponding period of the previous yearwere handled in May of 2011. Calculating in units 22 603 units of this cargo, i.e. more by 14,9 percent or by 2 934 units were handled comparing with May of the previous year.
Handling volumes of fertilizers in May of 2011 made 1 054,1 thousand tons, i,.e. more by 67,6 percent or by425,3 thousand tons comparing with the corresponding period of 2010.Volumes of containerised cargohandling (calculating in TEU) were 46 596 TEU, i.e. more even by 75,5 percent or by 20 045 TEU thanduring the corresponding period of 2010. In terms of tonnage the turnover of containerised cargo handling also jumped up. Calculating in tons the increase was 50,4 percent or 154,0 thousand tons, in total 459,5 thousand tons were handled comparing with the corresponding period of 2010.  426,8
The handling of oil products also increased slightly. 854,6 thousand tons of oil products were handled in May of 2011, the change is +2,4 percent or +20,4 thousand tons.
In May of this year 30 572 passengers, i.e. less by 11,8 percent, or by 4092 passengers than during the corresponding month of 2010 visited Klaipėda Port. In May of 2011 Klaipeda Port opened the cruise vessel season. In May of this year 3 659 cruise passengers, i.e. less by 3 152 cruise passengers or by 46,3 percent comparing with the corresponding period of 2010.
539 vessels, i.e. more by 8,0 percent or by 47 vessels comparing with the corresponding month of the previous year called Klaipėda port in May of 2011.
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